First Intra-NUST Research Conference (INRC)
was held at Jinnah Auditorium on Saturday, November 8, 2014.
The inaugural conference was designed with
the primary aim of fostering research collaboration among the various NUST
institutes and colleges, and enhancing research productivity, by promoting
inter-disciplinary and applied research. The conference provided a common
platform to the NUST researchers to reflect on the existing research culture
and re-commit to an even better research eco-system.
Rector NUST Engr Muhammad Asghar,
Pro-Rector Academics Dr Asif Raza, principals, deans and faculty members of NUST
constituent institutions, and a large number of research students attended the conference.
The conference opened with addresses from
Director Research Dr Riaz Ahmad, Director Innovation and Commercialization
(I&C) Engr Salman Absar, Director
Quality Assurance (QA) Engr Muhammad Ismail and Chief Librarian Mr Ayub Khan.
In the technical sessions, researchers from NUST constituent schools and
colleges presented their research synopses, with the objective of highlighting
areas of mutual collaboration among the NUST siblings.
Pro-rector Academics Dr Asif Raza, in his
closing remarks, emphasized the need for fostering a collaborative research
culture at NUST, with the aim of producing high-performing graduates. He also
distributed PCST Research Productivity Awards to ten faculty members, in
recognition of their outstanding research contributions.